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AECF - FCs and ETs

For families that have a loved one serving the Navy as an FC or an ET. This is the place to share and learn more about their jobs and schools. For subs - look for the SECF group.

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Comment by Allison on October 3, 2018 at 2:38pm

They also have field days about once a week…not the fun day of games and candy prizes from grade school, but rather a day of breaking out the big guns cleaning wise. My husband was fortunate enough to be assigned to the room where they checked out supplies, so he was able to avoid most of it. 

Comment by Anti M on October 3, 2018 at 2:08pm

Oh, cleaning can be boring ... he isn't idle is more like it.

Comment by drmary on October 3, 2018 at 12:45pm

well then he certainly must not be bored lol!  thanks anti m

Comment by Anti M on October 3, 2018 at 12:11pm
Oh, and to add in, they tend to get a little more time off in the afternoons if the person in charge can't find enough work and lets them go on liberty early.

They still need to do PT, sometimes there will be training courses on assorted subjects, and they have to keep their rooms and uniforms clean and up to inspection standards. Lots of things to stay on top of.
Comment by Anti M on October 3, 2018 at 12:09pm
Having been on long holds at Great Lakes, they are indeed given daily jobs. Some get assigned to office work, some clean, others get landscaping details, or snow duty in the winter. The Navy doesn't hire janitors, after all. There is always something to be done. A few will get a job that is the same thing and place daily, others are assigned as needed. I've done stints answering phones, raking leaves, cleaning the dental offices, picking up trash, painting the barracks lounge ... with all that free labor, training bases tend to look nice and neat.
Comment by drmary on October 3, 2018 at 10:47am

morning ladies.. when the lads are on "hold" do they spend a lot of time just hanging out or are they given anything productive to do besides their assigned guard duty?  my son is enjoying his new independence and doesn't share much detail and i'm not pushing- but i'm darn curious!

Comment by Jack's Momma on October 1, 2018 at 3:20pm

Anti M and Heather,

Thank you I have not been back on here because my son ended his 2 year relationship with her and i am heart broken for both of them. I cried for 2 days and to  some that might seem ridiculous but she has been like our child for 2 years, her family is not the best and she wants to be part of our family. I have gotten better the last couple days. he has agreed to keep in contact with her and i pray they can mend only if to be friends again. they moved pretty fast getting engaged and we tried to tell them but to  no avail now we are here and its terrible. They both need to mature and when he is gone first to  Cali then to Japan he may grow up really quick. As far as the behaviors we didn't even ask him but he knows he can be masted. He will have to own it if that happens. thank you for your kind words.

Comment by drmary on September 28, 2018 at 10:58am

Anti - thanks that was super helpful as was your earlier comment about “maturing” after a couple of deployments

Comment by Anti M on September 28, 2018 at 9:41am

DrMary ... most FCs will go to a ship first after C school, as their rotation begins with sea duty.  Which ships will be determined by which C school and system they train on.  Any Navy port with surface ships is a possibility.  Could be Norfolk, WA, San Diego, Hawaii, Japan, and any of the other homeports.  You can rule out any air base or submarine base.  First term sailors can fill out a dream sheet, but they're sent according to needs of the Navy.

Comment by Anti M on September 28, 2018 at 9:37am

LOL, yes, I said he was an adult, but most "adult sailors" don't finish growing until they've been deployed a couple times ... even then we were all big kids some days.


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